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United Kingdom
I run Apogii from Huddersfield West Yorkshire.
Apogii is a creative studio with expertise in image making and visual identities. The works evoke a sense of wonder and capture the imagination.

We love creating, going on a journey with our clients. Generating conceptual artwork and illustrations with them gives voice to unique ideas.  

Our visual identities express the beauty at the core of businesses we work with. We combine inventiveness with a client's ideas for their business. This allows us to conceive the visual identity that manifests their dreams. 


Loss of Signal

Loss of Signal is an artwork project culminating in a book cover design. The development of the project started with the artwork, the book idea was used to explain the ideas behind the artwork. The “blurb” for the back of the novel, written below this description, furthers the concept.

The artwork was created to express a number of themes. These included the feeling of being in extreme landscapes, the way the land forces visitors to adapt. Remoteness was another theme, not only that of the uninhabited land but the setting being on a far away world where being unable to send messages (loss of signal) means being cut off from civilisation. Danger and mystery were expressed by the explorers finding the vast crashed starship. Every aspect of the design was intended to convey these themes throughout the project from book cover graphics to promotional artwork.

This is an artwork project and so the novel unfortunately does not exist.

Sunset City 2
Wanted to indulge in a quick scifi illustration. Also a rework of this old piece: :thumb167035613:
Will be soon used for a local Science Fiction festival (so please don't steal).

Inspired by being in Spain for summer vacation.

As of September 28th 2015 Apogii is the new brand for our creative agency, specialising in image-making and visual identities.




Our journey to the launch-pad 

We started four years ago operating under the name Mike Designs. We have loved doing the creative works this enabled us. But we increasingly found that we needed to better represent our clients and what we were about. Talking with our peers, friends, business contacts and clients to see what they had to tell us. They revealed a disconnect between our ethos of excellence, the highest visual standards and with our name and brand. Asking the question: “should we change our name?” met with a resounding “yes”.


Why the name

The name apogii is derived from the word apogee which is a term used in astronomy to describe the point in the orbit of a celestial body, such as the moon or a satellite at which it is farthest from the earth. The term helpfully draws together ideas that came out of our envisioning process. An idea included from the process is pinnacle or highest point of creativity. This is the idea that we are always pushing upwards for that hidden gem in the creative process.



The observant will notice that our name “Apogii” is not the same as the spelling of the scientific word “apogee”. The word Apogii is of course that little more unique, an important factor when considering a brand name. More than that, the word lends itself visually to the idea of separate bodies being brought together. This coalescing represents a number of factors being held in delicate balance, like in the celestial ballet that is orbital mechanics. These factors are held in tension and comprise of Art, Practicality, Observation, Imagination and Illumination.


Naming with purpose

Our reason for existence is to show beauty and creativity in action.

In generosity: To serve well, aiming at what a client needs, desires and understands. To give something unique to them.

In leadership: To lead the client through as smooth as process as possible, with good plans and communication.

In application: To combine inventiveness with a client’s ideas allowing us to conceive images and identities that manifest their dreams.

  • Listening to: Epic soundtracks, Synthwave
  • Reading: Sci - Fi / Bible/ Business guides
  • Watching: Anything inspiring
  • Eating: Pizza, whenever I can
  • Drinking: More cups of t



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kelligrafie Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the watch xxx
qwertyDesign Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No probs! I saw you on twitter this morning.
I live in Huddersfield too. I'm !Mike_Designs_ on twitter, btw.
kelligrafie Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes the alarm thing! :) It went on forever (_)
flaketom Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
And thanks for the watch! Really appreciated!
krassnoludek Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Thanks for your comments + watch!
qwertyDesign Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No Prob, I like your stuff!
Yoblicnep Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch. I really appreciate it.
qwertyDesign Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No prob. I like your stuff.
Yoblicnep Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks I appreciate that.
gregor-kari Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot for the watch!^^
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